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Definition of Gaultheria procumbens
Gaultheria procumbensWintergreen Win"ter*green`, n. (Bot.)
A plant which keeps its leaves green through the winter.
Note: In England, the name wintergreen is applied to the
species of Pyrola which in America are called
English wintergreen, and shin leaf (see Shin leaf,
under Shin.) In America, the name wintergreen is
given to Gaultheria procumbens, a low evergreen
aromatic plant with oval leaves clustered at the top of
a short stem, and bearing small white flowers followed
by red berries; -- called also checkerberry, and
sometimes, though improperly, partridge berry.
Chickweed wintergreen, a low perennial primulaceous herb
(Trientalis Americana); -- also called star flower.
Flowering wintergreen, a low plant (Polygala paucifolia)
with leaves somewhat like those of the wintergreen
(Gaultheria), and bearing a few showy, rose-purple
Spotted wintergreen, a low evergreen plant (Chimaphila
maculata) with ovate, white-spotted leaves. Gaultheria procumbensPartridge Par"tridge, n. [OE. partriche, pertriche, OF.
pertris, perdriz, F. perdrix, L. perdix, -icis, fr. Gr. ?.]
1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of
the genus Perdix and several related genera of the
family Perdicid[ae], of the Old World. The partridge is
noted as a game bird.
Full many a fat partrich had he in mew. --Chaucer.
Note: The common European, or gray, partridge (Perdix
cinerea) and the red-legged partridge (Caccabis
rubra) of Southern Europe and Asia are well-known
2. Any one of several species of quail-like birds belonging
to Colinus, and allied genera. [U.S.]
Note: Among them are the bobwhite (Colinus Virginianus) of
the Eastern States; the plumed, or mountain, partridge
(Oreortyx pictus) of California; the Massena
partridge (Cyrtonyx Montezum[ae]); and the California
partridge (Callipepla Californica).
3. The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus). [New Eng.]
Bamboo partridge (Zo["o]l.), a spurred partridge of the
genus Bambusicola. Several species are found in China
and the East Indies.
Night partridge (Zo["o]l.), the woodcock. [Local, U.S.]
Painted partridge (Zo["o]l.), a francolin of South Africa
Partridge berry. (Bot.)
(a) The scarlet berry of a trailing american plant
(Mitchella repens) of the order Rubiace[ae],
having roundish evergreen leaves, and white fragrant
flowers sometimes tinged with purple, growing in pairs
with the ovaries united, and producing the berries
which remain over winter; also, the plant itself.
(b) The fruit of the creeping wintergreen (Gaultheria
procumbens); also, the plant itself.
Partridge dove (Zo["o]l.) Same as Mountain witch, under
Partridge pea (Bot.), a yellow-flowered leguminous herb
(Cassia Cham[ae]crista), common in sandy fields in the
Eastern United States.
Partridge shell (Zo["o]l.), a large marine univalve shell
(Dolium perdix), having colors variegated like those of
(a) A variegated wood, much esteemed for cabinetwork. It
is obtained from tropical America, and one source of
it is said to be the leguminous tree Andira inermis.
Called also pheasant wood.
(b) A name sometimes given to the dark-colored and
striated wood of some kind of palm, which is used for
walking sticks and umbrella handles.
Sea partridge (Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic sand partridge
(Ammoperdix Bonhami); -- so called from its note.
Snow partridge (Zo["o]l.), a large spurred partridge
(Lerwa nivicola) which inhabits the high mountains of
Spruce partridge. See under Spruce.
Wood partridge, or Hill partridge (Zo["o]l.), any small
Asiatic partridge of the genus Arboricola. Gaultheria procumbensBoxberry Box"ber`ry, n. (Bot.)
The wintergreen. (Gaultheria procumbens). [Local, U.S.] Gaultheria procumbensGaultheria Gaul*the"ri*a, n. [NL.] (Bot.)
A genus of ericaceous shrubs with evergreen foliage, and,
often, edible berries. It includes the American winter-green
(Gaultheria procumbens), and the larger-fruited salal of
Northwestern America (Gaultheria Shallon).
Meaning of Gaultheria procumbens from wikipedia
- Gaultheria pro****bens
, also called
teaberry, the checkerberry, the boxberry, or the American
wintergreen, is a species
C.Y.Wu Gaultheria pro****bens
L. - eastern
teaberry, checkerberry, boxberry, or American wintergreen Gaultheria prostrata
- liniments. Methyl salicylate
was first isolated
(from the plant Gaultheria pro****bens
) in 1843 by the French chemist Auguste
André Thomas Cahours
- common generally being
the American wintergreen
in the genus Gaultheria contain
to a number
of plant species
including: Mitc****a repens Gaultheria pro****bens Vaccinium
vitis-idaea (in Newfoundland
and Labrador), better
- strawberry, pineapple, common
fig, and mulberry, and the calyx
of Gaultheria pro****bens
jambos. Pomes, such as apples
and pears, are also accessory...
- in the genus Gaultheria
may also refer
of shrubs commonly known
as wintergreen Gaultheria pro****bens
craze. The gum's mintlike flavor recalls
that of Gaultheria pro****bens
, the eastern
teaberry, from which
its name. The gum is...
- Hoh and Quileute
of the Pacific
Northwest. Gaultheria humifusa
– alpine wintergreen Gaultheria pro****bens
teaberry, checkerberry, boxberry
- and fruit
of Gaultheria humifusa
are edible. Gaultheria ovatifolia
– western teaberry
****y wintergreen Gaultheria pro****bens
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